The greatest Robin Williams performances mix the madness of his characters not just with genius, but also a walloping portion of kindness.
“The Fisher King” is one of these performances. It may actually be among the best Williams ever gave.
Williams and director Terry Gilliam have a tendency to ride the same rollicking rainbow wave of stylized lunacy. Both - geniuses in their craft - but sometimes so off the wall that they ricochet endlessly around the room.
Fortunately, in “Fisher King,” they somehow don’t amplify each other’s bonkers bizarreness, but seem to understand one another so well as to focus its usage.
The film - about a shock jockey DJ (Jeff Bridges) who grapples with the idea that his…